The University of Winnipeg



Effecting change through affective imagery

From Darkness to Light, Art work by Twyla Francais lamb

From Darkness to Light, Art work by Twyla Francois

Acclaimed local artist and animal rights activist Twyla Francois speaks on Effecting Change through Affective Imagery at UWinnipeg on Friday, March 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Room 3C01 (Centennial Hall). This talk is presented by UWinnipeg’s Department of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications. This event is free and open to the public.

Francois has worked for numerous animal welfare organizations, most recently as Director of Investigations for Mercy For Animals Canada, where she oversaw the completion and release of seven ground-breaking undercover investigations. Her work has been the focus of numerous documentaries, including No Country for Animals (Global National), Bêtes à bord (CBC Radio-Canada), No Country for Horses (CBC National), Food for Thought (CTV W5), Cruel Business (CTV W5), Behind the Barn Door (CTV W5) and These Little Piggies (CTV W5). Her art seeks to raise awareness about the plight of today’s farmed animals. For more information, please visit Twyla Francois.

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